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ERIC Number: ED439611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Educating Language Minority Children.
Porter, Rosalie Pedalino, Ed.
READ Perspectives, v6 Fall 1999
The articles in this volume are divided into the three panels from the conference, after introductory presentations. First is the introduction by the editor, Rosalie Pedalino Porter, followed by the article which provided the seed that germinated into the other papers of the conference, "Rethinking Bilingual Education" (Charles L. Glenn). The first panel, "What the Research Tells Us," has the articles: "Improving Capacity and Educational Accountability in Schools Serving English Language Learners" (Diane August); "Mystery on the Bilingual Express: A Critique of the Thomas and Collier Study" (Christine H. Rossell); "El Paso Programs for English Language Learners: A Follow-Up Study" (Rosalie Pedalino Porter); "Labor Market Effects of Bilingual Education" (Mark Lopez). Articles in the second panel, "Practitioners: Successful Programs and New Approaches," are: "Reflections of a Bilingual Educator: From Past to Present" (Mary T. Cazabon); "Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's English Acquisition Program" (Thomas J. Doluisio); "Restructuring Schools To Incorporate Linguistically Diverse Populations" (Maria Estela Brisk); and the Keynote Address by Richard M. Estrada of the Dallas Morning News. The third panel is organized around the theme of "Education Reform in Massachusetts" and has the following articles: "A Bilingual Supporter Calls for Reform" (Charles Glenn); "A State Legislator's Views on Bilingual Education Reform" (Harold Lane); "Reflections of a School Superintendent--Quincy, Massachusetts" (Eugene Creedon); and "Chelsea Superintendent Urges More Flexibility in State Bilingual Law" (Douglas Sears). A concluding paper, "From Primary Language Instruction to English Immersion: How Five California Districts Made the Switch" (Kevin Clark) is also included. Four appendices with summaries, references, and background data are included as well. (Most papers include references and/or notes.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Labor Market, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Politics of Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Undocumented Immigrants
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: READ: Research in English Acquisition and Development Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at a one-day conference jointly sponsored by the READ Institute and the Pioneer Institute (Boston, MA, October 30, 1998). Journal published annually. For the 1998 issue (Vol. 5), see FL 026 203.